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The Dirty Secret Ruining Your Draft Beer

The Dirty Secret Ruining Your Draft Beer

Anyone who’s worked in a fast-food restaurant or movie theater knows the fountain soda myth: Colas pumped fresh on site taste better than ones from the bottle or can. A similar belief exists in beer. Ask any beer lover, and they’ll tell you there’s something special about a beer poured fresh from the tap. In […]

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The Hymn to Ninkasi [Infographic]

The Hymn to Ninkasi [Infographic]

Beer is sacred. It’s been central to social and spiritual celebrations for millennia. Some historians even attribute beer to the basis of civilization. Much of what we know about beer’s ancient history traces back to the Hymn to Ninkasi, a 5,000-year-old ode to brewing etched into clay tablets found in modern-day Iraq. The Hymn to […]

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Brewer and Winemaker Elaine St. Clair Doesn’t Want Sour Beers Anywhere Near Her Wine

Brewer and Winemaker Elaine St. Clair Doesn’t Want Sour Beers Anywhere Near Her Wine

Elaine St. Clair likes to get her hands dirty. As co-founder, brewmaster, and winemaker at St. Clair Brown, an urban winery and brewery in Napa, Calif., she’s a woman of the land, whether it’s producing hops, grapes, or grains. She’s also devoted to her liquid. St. Clair was the co-owner and head brewmaster of the […]

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Hop Take: The Smartest Small Brewers Are Finally Figuring Out Distribution

Hop Take: The Smartest Small Brewers Are Finally Figuring Out Distribution

Last week, Bellingham, Mass.-based beer distributor, Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA), announced the launch of Homegrown Distribution. The offshoot of MBA will focus on the former portfolio’s overlooked craft brands. Homegrown’s clients will include boutique brands such as Grimm Artisanal Ales, Foley Brothers, and Modern Times. MBA, meanwhile, will continue managing its larger brands such as Boulevard, […]

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In England, Brewing Beer Was Women’s Work Until It Became Big Business

In England, Brewing Beer Was Women’s Work Until It Became Big Business

Denise Marlere runs a thriving brewing business from her home. Her husband, Nicholas, is a butcher. This may sound like a hipster couple in the Hudson Valley, but our duo lives in Bridgewater, England, in the 1300s. Our story ends in 1401, when Denise dies and leaves her brewing supplies and business to her servant, Rose. […]

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Hop Take: America’s Largest Craft Brewer Is… Anheuser-Busch? Seriously?

Hop Take: America’s Largest Craft Brewer Is… Anheuser-Busch? Seriously?

Anheuser-Busch is now the nation’s largest craft beer company. That is not a misprint. In terms of dollar sales, A-B has surpassed Boston Beer as the nation’s top craft brewing company, the Chicago Tribune reports. The High End portfolio grew 20 percent to $107.3 million, while Sierra Nevada was up 2 percent to $100.7 million. […]

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Hop Take: Mikkeller vs. Evil Twin Feud Goes Nuclear on Twitter, Facebook, & Untappd

Hop Take: Mikkeller vs. Evil Twin Feud Goes Nuclear on Twitter, Facebook, & Untappd

Holy trolling! Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, founder of Evil Twin Brewing, took to Twitter this week to escalate his years-old feud with his brother and competitor, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, co-founder of Mikkeller. Jeppe piggybacked on a tweet from Brewbound editor Chris Furnari about how Scottish brewery BrewDog was losing its “punk” factor by being partially owned by […]

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The Springs’ Sarah Boisjoli Says Life Is Too Short for Bad Booze

The Springs’ Sarah Boisjoli Says Life Is Too Short for Bad Booze

Sarah Boisjoli isn’t your average bartender. She’s the co-owner and beverage director of The Springs, a brand-new Brooklyn destination with Palm Springs decor, a lavish backyard, and color-popping cocktail list (the craft beer selection is great, too). She’s also the founder of a new dining pop-up brand, Counter Service, and a photographer. And she hates […]

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